Wave Of Eruptions Along Pacific 'Ring Of Fire' Leave 10,000s Displaced

Tyler Durden's picture

The Pacific “Ring of Fire” is living up to its name.

The 450 or so volcanoes that make up the ring outline have been unusually active this year, sparking evacuations on the Indonesian island of Bali and on the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. Parts of southwestern Japan, meanwhile, have been shaken by a series of earthquakes, unsettling the local population, in an area where the massive Pacific Plate grinds against other plates that form the Earth’s crust, creating a 25,000-mile zone where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are unusually common.

Three volcanos have either erupted, or are showing signs of an imminent eruption, across the region, according to a roundup published by the Associated Press.

Japan:

The Shinmoedake volcano in southwestern Japan started erupting Wednesday for the first time in about six years. An ash plume rose 1,700 meters (5,580 feet) from the crater Thursday and ash fell on cities and towns in Miyazaki prefecture. Japanese broadcaster TBS showed students wearing helmets and masks on their way to school at the foot of Shinmoedake. The Japan Meteorological Agency is warning that hot ash and gas clouds known as pyroclastic flows could reach 2 kilometers (1 mile) from the crater, and ash and volcanic rocks are a risk over a wider area depending on wind and elevation. It raised the volcanic alert level from 2 to 3 on a scale of 5. Level 3 warns people to not approach the volcano.

Bali:

More than 140,000 people fled Mount Agung on the Indonesian resort island of Bali after its alert status was raised to the highest level on Sept. 22. Hundreds of tremors daily from the mountain indicate magma is rising inside it, prompting authorities to warn a powerful eruption is possible. The volcano spewed lava and deadly fast-moving clouds of boiling hot ash, gas and rocks when it last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,100 people. A new eruption is likely to kill fewer people because officials have imposed a large no-go zone around the crater but it could paralyze tourism, which many Balinese rely on for their livelihoods. Indonesia has more than one tenth of the world’s active volcanoes and another two are currently erupting. Sinabung in northern Sumatra is shooting plumes of ash high into the atmosphere nearly daily, and Dukono in the Maluku island chain is also periodically erupting.

Vanuatu:

The entire population of a Pacific island was evacuated in the space of a few days in late September and early October to escape the belching Manaro volcano. The 11,000 residents of Ambae island were moved by every boat available to other islands in Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago nation, where they’re living in schools, churches and tents. Officials have since downgraded the volcano’s danger level but say the population must wait at least two more weeks to return. The island’s water supply and crops have been affected by volcanic ash and acid rain but most villages were spared major damage. Previous eruptions of the volcano have lasted a month to six weeks.

As if the Ring of Fire wasn’t doing enough to inspire febrile visions of an apocalyptic calamity, scientists are warning that supervolcanos in Italy and the US could be headed for eruptions that would register as by far the most destructive in modern human history.

Earlier this week, scientists from Arizona State University presented research showing that when the Yellowstone caldera super volcano last erupted more than 600,000 years ago, it took barely a decade for magma flowing into the volcano’s chamber to reach a critical mass.

Volcanos, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes – natural disasters are seemingly happening everywhere at once.  

Perhaps the ultimate irony is that while the Trump administration is focusing its energy on foreign enemies like Iran and North Korea, the greatest threat to the American population lies within a cherished domestic landmark and symbol of national pride.

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TeamDepends's picture

These are the End Times, folks.  Got faith?

sincerely_yours's picture

"scientists are warning that supervolcanos in Italy and the US could be headed for eruptions"

OH, here they go again. Them scientists and their failed predictions: ozone layer, global warming, supervolcanoes, blah, blah, blah

covfefe MICdotard's picture

These kinds of things tend to happen if you go to TACO BELL too often.

cbxer55's picture

Is that what's meant by Run For The Border? 

covfefe MICdotard's picture

LOL

 

Anyway ~ FFS, the global warming freaks ought to pray to the volcano god that one of these things blows. Didn't the world have like 2 years of 'no summer' after Krakatoa?

IH8OBAMA's picture

It's not like we don't deserve the End Of The World.  People have become too self-centered and uncaring.

OverTheHedge's picture

We know a song about this, don't we, children?

(It burns! It burns!)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QfCOJLRk2D4

Also known in more discerning circles as The Curry Song

Oldwood's picture

Self centered and uncaring is what allows us to never see it coming.

Anyone who would simply read the bible and then casually look around would see the evidence of the end at hand, but unless it looks like something portrayed on TV how would we know? There is no tragedy, no matter how terrible, that can compare to what we have seen on screen, and while it all comes to us on these screens almost instantaneously, it is also always remote, somewhere, someone else.

The poor people in NorCal on fire......what's on TV next....don't want to miss the new season of "Walking Dead". What in reality can compare to THAT! ....while in reality the planet is currently swarming with zombified walking putrefied brained people.

1 Alabama's picture

Ending the Fed Res might shake um up slightly, give the gvt foundation their full faith and credit............of nature

 

Eyes Opened's picture

All I see is FREE FUCKING ENERGY !!!

Arnold's picture

Shemitah year is ending, boys and girls.

Francis Marx's picture

Mount Rainer has been quaking. But dont wake me up till the quakes are 4 and 5 mag. Thats the sign for a big eruption.

Xamune's picture

bzzzzzttttt. Try again, FALSE TEACHER. This site is so misleading.. has this article writer read ANY of the Bible with ANY level of real understanding?!

dumluk's picture

Your bible btw, is probably the most fOS book ever written.....Im not saying that it shouldnt be in ones library as reference material.....The Greatest Story ever Sold.........Anybody who believes its the LITERAL WORD of GOD is delusional at best........

Osmium's picture

it's fine.  This is bullish!

Secret Weapon's picture

Grand Solar Minimum increase in earthquke and volcano activity - big time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTJCY6M-3fY

junction's picture

If it gets really bad, giant earthquakes, poisonous volcanic cloud spreading everywhere and the inevitable wide-ranging tsunami, expect Kerry and company to flee by submarine to the demapped Antarctic base, a location first found in modern times by Nazi sailors using a Viking map.

BingoBoggins's picture

 

Only to be confronted by a gaggle of boisterous Walmart shoppers waiting for it to open.

 

junction's picture

Not if its the end of the month, when Walmart shoppers run out of money.

Mr Hankey's picture

"Nazi"sailors? They weren't bombed by "jackass " airmen?

Eyes Opened's picture

A bit of shmoke & its panic stations...

WTF are we gonna do on Mars when we git there... lol

wisehiney's picture

Whisky and balls for sure.

Faith?

Rarely in fellow man.

1033eruth's picture

No faith, but I have knowledge that I don't live anywhere near any volcanoes.  However, the fleas are off the charts this year in north central Kansas.  Does that count?

cbxer55's picture

Got an Antonov AN-225?  ;-)

cbxer55's picture

Well, someone got it anyhow!  LOL

skinwalker's picture

That things is the cat's pajamas.

cbxer55's picture

Well, I wouldn't want to see a cat in pajamas. Don't swing that way. 

I heard that old cliche was "cats meow".   Meow man! 

Ban KKiller's picture

By the dip? And.......it's gone. Still funny.

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Aint that a Johnny Cash song?

 

ebworthen's picture

Not a damn thing us monkeys can do about volcanoes, earthquakes, or an eclipse of the Sun - yet we still pretend.

covfefe MICdotard's picture

If we get lucky, maybe the GIANT METEOR will land precisely on one of the calderas and plug it up 4 good

Nobody For President's picture

And if we get really, really lucky - one of those sons of bitches will land squarely on DC.

cbxer55's picture

Oh, I think if a giant meteor lands on a caldera, it ain't gonna plug it up. Going to set up the world's biggest fireworks show! The last great fireworks show! 

Hulk's picture

I'm still trying to get a ban on those eclipsy thingys. Almost got govyment browny on board.

But hes tryin real hard to convince the populace that the massively destructive fires are a globul warming effect, instead of his mismanagement of the forests and refusal to bury the power lines. It will be interesting to see if the far left, liberal populace buys his bullshit, now that everything they have is gone...

AurorusBorealus's picture

This is all obviously a product of Zionist, Ashkenazi Jews who have convinced white America to burn too many fossil fuels, which has lead to a .1 degree increase in global temperatures.  Much of this .1 degree increase has entered the ocean waters, which is, in turn, heating up lava beneath earth's crust.  Even a .1 degree change in lava temperatures can cause activity such as this, as well as mass extinctions in the Pacific Ocean, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

The Ashkenazi Jews explained their plan to convince white America to destroy the planet in Judah Leib Pinsker's famous tract "Auto-Environmenalism." 

1 Alabama's picture

It does sound fruit cakey, but hes not far off. Once you remove gas and oil from depths of 5 miles(which we are doing on a large scale now), that not only shrinks the earth, but puts pressures in place where they were not before, so an equalization effect occurs, plus removing material like coal and turning it into a gas, lightens the surface load, and at the same time expands the atm. So in essance the sky is not falling chicken little, it is growing.

TuPhat's picture

I haven't seen any oil wells or coal mines in Yellowstone or around any other volcanoes.  When it happens I hope all you fruit cakes help each other out.  I won't be helping any of you.

DemandSider's picture

"This is all obviously a product of Zionist, Ashkenazi Jews who have convinced white America to burn too many fossil fuels, which has lead to a .1 degree increase in global temperatures."

I see. Explain this:

 

China Says It's Going to Use More Coal, With Capacity Set to Grow 19% (in just 5 years)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-07/china-coal-power-gene...

 

AurorusBorealus's picture

The Jews have gotten to them as well.  They are everywhere you know... plotting everything.... scheming... always scheming... schemers they are... and schemers they have ever been.

Oldwood's picture

Damned Jews.

Damned everyone else. As part of our ever growing sense of entitlement and deflection of any notion of personal responsibility of OUR choices, we will never run short of evil doers, especially those who manipulate us to do what appeals to our lowest common denominators.

 

Eyes Opened's picture

"Even a .1 degree change in lava temperatures can cause activity such as this, as well as mass extinctions in the Pacific Ocean"

 

Fahreneit or centigrade..... or maybe kelvin ??    Just sayin...

khnum's picture

You can sacrifice the goats Ill look after the vestal virgins we'll call the religion Global warming

Golden Showers's picture

You know what? I've never read Malcolm Lowrey's Under the Volcano. I'm going to put this on my to do list before it's too late.